Another weekend at the turnstiles. To nobody's surprise, the Super Heroes have a really big Friday start on the weekend:
#1 -- Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer -- $22,750,000
Clearly surfers of the silver variety trump those who are penguins.
#5 -- Surf's Up -- $2,875,000 (total: $28,246,000)
#7 -- Shrek the Third -- $2,650,000 (total: $290,892,000)
Update: F4 delivers a $57.4 million (and Stan Lee is having a really lucrative summer).
Ocean's 13 collects $19.1 million in its second frame and a $70 million total (and George Clooney overcomes the bad kharma from The Good German)...
And Judd Apatow continues his white hot streak with Knocked Up declining only 26% and reaching a $90.5 million cume.
In the animated sector, Surf's Up collects 49.3 million -- enduring a 47% box office decline in the process, and grossing #4,671,000 after two weekends. And Shrek the Third at #6 rakes in $9 million to come within a whisker of a domestic $300 million gross. (It's now $297.2 million.) I'm sniffing bonuses for the DreamWorks crew.
Update 2: Reuters recaps the box office weekend here.